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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (396 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Rogers Hummel Narrator: George C. Scott Publisher: Knowledge Products Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The United States at War Release Date: April 2006 ISBN: 9781455186396
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The United States emerged from the American Revolution still engaged in old world politics. In particular, America faced all the trade restrictions of the British Navigation Acts. As a result, the United States declared war on Great Britain in 1812, and proceeded to invade Canada, one of Britain’s possessions—an invasion which failed. At a cost of $80 million in national debt and of a single party assuming almost unchallenged power, the War of 1812 has been called “America’s most unpopular war.” America, born from a commitment to liberty and equality, seemed to betray its heritage for the sake of control.

The United States at War series is a collection of audio presentations that review the political, economic, and social forces that have erupted in military conflict, and examine how that conflict resolved, or failed to resolve, the forces that caused it.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 2/15/2014

    " A great read. It is fast paced and focused. I identified the reasons, the players the battles, and the outcomes. It is a great book that covers the war of 1812. If you wish to learn about this era of American history, this is your book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 1/30/2014

    " "In the spring of 1812, before war was declared John C. Calhoun of South Carolina wrote to his cousin, Patrick Noble, asserting that the coming war 'will be a favorite one with the country. Much honor awaits those who may distinguish themselves.' Calhoun was certainly wrong on the first point, but there was much truth in the second." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff Klosterman | 1/24/2014

    " Excellent review of a war best remembered for producing the National Anthem. Well written organized and documented. Entertaining and educational. 4 stars "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scot Marvin | 1/21/2014

    " Nice little slice of history. Helpful for filling in my many gaps in understanding. A little bit of nautical warfare, ground warfare, and politics all mixed in. Plus, a touch of Waterloo to boot. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 1/11/2014

    " Picked this up for the two hundred year anniversary. A very disappointing read. There must be better histories out there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sean Mccarrey | 1/11/2014

    " This book offers a good look at the various fighting that took place around the War of 1812. It's easy to get lost in all of the wilderness campaigns however, there's not much information to distinguish them by. The accounts of the Battle of New Orleans however was quite memorable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicholas | 1/10/2014

    " Overall, a good and thorough account of the War of 1812. Recommended reading for anyone who's interested in learning a little more about a largely forgotten period in our country's history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rick | 12/31/2013

    " This was a great succinct overview of the War of 1812. So many great quotes from this war. "Don't give up the ship." "We have met the enemy and they are ours." And of course, the Star-Spangled Banner. Great book for an introductory account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Glen Pekin | 12/7/2013

    " Another quick history lesson by Borneman. If you don't know the war of 1812 read this, it's fine. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael Taylor | 11/27/2013

    " Extremely readable and comprehensive enough to start any examation of the war. It is more of a military, than a political, history of the war. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brad | 11/4/2012

    " This was another sub-par book for me. I can't say anything great or terrible about it. Just another average read. Again, nothing really profund to glean from it. if you know nothing about the War of 1812, it might be a good one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 6/27/2012

    " Interesting reading. I learned a lot more about the war of 1812 than I did in school. It is like reading a book for class though. Not fun reading per say, but informative. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrew | 1/29/2012

    " An inspiring book about the forgoten war. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna | 7/11/2009

    " This is an awesome book! He writes in such a way that he makes strait history read like a novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jedishampoo | 5/18/2009

    " I love it when history books are written by someone who knows how to write-- someone who knows how to engage the reader. This was a book that made the war fascinating to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcie | 2/13/2009

    " A little too much detail of actual battles for my taste, but a good solid informational book. I now know so much more about the War of 1812 than I did before I read it. Which was basically nothing besides who was involved and the years it lasted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna L | 11/8/2008

    " A wonderful read for those wanting to learn about the War of 1812 without too many details about the actual battles. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adr | 7/12/2008

    " I suppose as good an overview as was needed for so brief a read, but I would liked to have spent more time with the individual events and players involved. Definitely has peaked my interest in the naval battles of the Great Lakes. Perhaps Teddy Roosevelt is in my reading future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mowry | 11/1/2007

    " A very interesting and engrossing history of a war that is often not well studied. For example, I really had no idea how many attempts were made to invade and conquer Canada. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 12/27/2006

    " "1812" brought the war to life with a quick yet thorough history. I enjoyed the details of the naval battles on the Great Lakes, and the descriptions of the follies of the war were jaw-dropping. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Eppenstein | 11/22/2006

    " A good book about a war few Americans know much about but was important for reasons we take for granted. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginny Goldberg | 11/10/2006

    " I found this to be a very interesting book. I am now interested in reading other books about that time frame -- a biography of Sam Houston; the early histories of New Orleans and Florida; the Creek Wars; and the English perspective of that time period. "

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